FAS: No Sriwijaya approach on S-League move

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Football Association of (FAS) spokesman Gerard Wong revealed that the association has not received any proposal from regarding a potential move.

Late last week, the Indonesian outfit voiced their unhappiness and threatened to quit the Indonesia Super League (ISL)  in response to a controversial change to delay the start that country’s top competition until April.

“We have not heard officially from Sriwijaya,” Wong told AsiaOne.

Speaking about the issue, the S-League’s Balestier Khalsa boss S. Thavaneson voiced his opposition to the move.

“If we’re going to add another club, it should be one of those that had to sit out this year,” Thavaneson said. “Our main goal is to grow local football and give opportunities to local clubs and players.

“We must also send the message that the S-League is not a platform for other foreign clubs to come when they have issues with their own domestic league.”

Thavaneson’s comments were in reference to an S-League decision taken last November to contract from 12 clubs to 10, forcing Tanjong Pagar United to go on hiatus for the upcoming 2015 season.

The merger of Hougang United with Woodlands Wellington left the number of local Singaporean clubs at seven. Malaysia’s Harimau Muda and Brunei DPMM, along with Japan’s Albirex Niigata Singapore round out the league.